In his book “From Lusitânia to Portugal – Two thousand years of history” recently published in Portugal on the main events which marked the history of Portugal Prof. Diogo Freitas do Amaral makes a reference to the ENPP when it addresses the issue of the Portuguese Liberal Wars of the early nineteenth century and the Convention of Évora Monte.
Write Prof. Diogo Freitas do Amaral, on page 277 of his book: “On May 26, 1834, at Evoramonte Castle (which is halfway between Évora and Estremoz), the peace was signed by the Convention of Evoramonte – name of a small Alentejo parish, which is now, on Portuguese initiative, the headquarter of a growing and meritorious «European Network of Places of Peace»”.
Prof. Diogo Freitas do Amaral attended and supported the birth of ENPP, since December 2007, he was present in the public deed for its constitution in 2010 and has regularly accompanied its activity and development until today.
Prof. Diogo Freitas do Amaral is one of the most respected Portuguese politicians and has held positions as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, President of the UN General Assembly between 1995 and 1996 and President of the European People’s Party Group of the European Parliament in 1981/1982.